Buddy Lazier brings out fourth caution at Indianapolis


Buddy Lazier crashed at turn two - Credit: David Yowe / IndyCar

Buddy Lazier crashed out of the Indianapolis 500 after losing control of his #44 machine on lap 119 heading into turn two and hitting the SAFER barrier.

It was the fourth caution in the 101st running of the legendary race around the 2.5-mile oval, and the series veteran and former winner was running towards the back of the field in his Lazier Partners Racing entry, but spun around midway through turn two and was a passenger as he hit the wall, his car coming to rest halfway down the back straight.

The Holmatro Safety Crew were quickly on the scene, with the forty-nine-year-old, the oldest driver in the field, being taken to the medical centre.

Whilst behind the safety car, Sage Karam stopped on track with his car appearing to be stuck in gear. The young American was running in the midfield but stepped out of his Dreyer & Reinbold Racing car to retire.

Ryan Hunter-Reay currently heads the field as part of an Andretti Autosport 1-2-3 ahead of team-mates Fernando Alonso and Alexander Rossi, and despite a penalty for a restart offence earlier in the race, Helio Castroneves has brought himself into contention, with the three-time winner running fourth ahead of Tony Kanaan.